Is J.K. Rowling's Twitter feed better than 'Harry Potter'? | The Tylt
J. K. Rowling is not just the first and only billionaire author of one of the most influential series in the history of literature, she's also one of the Internet's most prominent figures. Her presence on Twitter has been something of a joy to fans and political pundits across the world. In the 20 years since "Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone" was first published, we wonder, what's more magical: J.K. Rowling's Twitter feed, or her "Harry Potter" books? ✨
Is J.K. Rowling's Twitter feed better than 'Harry Potter'?
J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series may have wrapped its seventh book almost exactly 10 years ago this month, but she remains an integral part of the conversation. Her Twitter presence is a joy.
She gets real, she trolls the trolls, she voices political opinions, and sometimes even reveals tantalizing insight into the Harry Potter universe. She was one of the 30 most influential people on the Internet in 2016, after all.
But Rowling recently fell prey to fake news, accusing President Trump of willfully ignoring a boy in a wheelchair at an event. After catching flak for reacting to incomplete footage, Rowling did apologize.
Her tweets, while often funny and engaging, might not compare to the lasting legacy of the seven-part series that profoundly changed a generation (or two). Harry Potter made children's literature an unstoppable force in defining modern culture.
Can we really forget this flawless pun battle Rowling had with Chamillionaire? That's living, breathing Internet culture.
Rowling's "Harry Potter" series was hugely influential in just its book form, but it took on many other forms over the past two decades. Fan sites, Pottermore, "Cursed Child," theme parks—and not to forget the massive film franchise that made $7.7 billion worldwide. That's a heck lot of influence.